It might be harder to get into a real med school than magic doctor school, though. They actually have standards.
"You're trying to figure out why you have the headache in the first place. We have a better role in prevention."
Naturopathy is pseudoscientific, harmful crap. If these people want to do medicine, they should go to real med schools.
Good point, George Fox is in Newberg though right? I've lived in portland my whole life and can never find it unless accompanyied by peter pan.. oh wait they did that one didn't they? eh.
All true, i went there for almost two years before realizing i had simply fallen asleep waiting for the 51 bus on Terwilliger blvd.
What about Marylhurst and George Fox?
Commuter Lounge? Really? Not a computer lounge?
Fun article! Just one note... Luther translated the Bible from Greek, not Latin :)
@ Jimmy Carter I agree.
The poor,urban, black community doesn't share the same values/ behavior (education, work, children in committed relationships,etc) as the larger society. Victim mentality, perceptions of racism (valid or not), government programs all contribute to this. Absolutely. What the Moynihan report said is that the "ghetto culture" itself and absence of nuclear family also contribute. It's a vicious cycle with the bad values being passed on from generation to generation.
Glorification of gangster life seems to me to be anti-thetical to black progress. Where is the attention to positive black role models? What about Obama, Condoleeza Rice, Colin Powell, Eric Holder, even Clarence Thomas? I would venture to say that America is less racist today than it has ever been.
Sadly I think Duilio's theory is largely correct. Good work on this piece .
The role of vice is the same as the role of drugs - it is something associated to the gangster lifestyle because it is illegal and not widely socially acceptable. The gangster lifestyle has to do with not following the rules and doing what is seen as easy. Gangsters have a very short term philosophy. It is more important in their mind to have short term pleasure and "respect" than any type of long term plan. They are aware that they may very well end up dead or in prison, but they have been indoctrinated into the lifestyle that it is better than knuckling under to "the man". Making things legal would not change that. And are you suggesting that forcible compulsion of a 15 year old to prostitute herself should be legal?
Basic social lessons don't apply if the perception is that a racist society doesn't reward young black men (or women) for following those rules. Perhaps reality has changed (perhaps not as much as we might wish), but the perception remains among many in the black community because the victim mentality has been passed down generationally, and government programs allow it to continue.
Unlikely that the PPA "blocked" the requirement, more likely that they asked to negotiate for compensation in return for not being allowed to live wherever they wanted, like most members of our society. The city simply didn't think is was a good return on investment in that case.
In time, the Portland mayor befriended Tokyo Gov. Shunichi Suzuki, who told Clark that having police officers live in the communities they served was a prerequisite for community policing. But in Portland, the Portland Police Association blocked such a requirement.
Thanks a lot PPA for sucking so badly yet again!
Look at the Mercury doing a serious piece! Good for you guys.
Race issues in this country are still alive and well, even after the first Black president, as the Trayvon Martin case illustrates. But the elephant in the room is that it is black-on-black violence that is the problem. We may argue about where the line between individual responsibility and societal responsibility should be drawn, but there is definitely a problem. Poor, urban blacks have failed to assimilate in to the larger culture and are stuck in a cycle of poverty and violence. It is unfortunate that his has been going on for decades with no easy solution in sight. Daniel Patrick Moynihan wrote a famous report in 1965, tracing some of the causes back to ghetto culture and the absence of the nuclear family. That's still true today and is the reason why the cops are now arresting the children of the people they used to arrest in earlier decades.
The basic social lessons that everyone should learn are: 1) finish high school 2) get a job 3) don't get pregnant until you are married 4) don't do anything illegal. These are lessons that are passed down from our parents and the larger society. Individuals need to follow those basic rules. And society, through its laws and institutions, should help facilitate the following of those rules. Education, employment opportunities, birth control, welfare reform, criminal justice reform, and drug legalization are some of the levers that can be used.
I'm curious what the role of vice is in fuelling gang activity. The article mentions that gangs have moved from drugs to prostitution; would legalizing these remove the gangs' motivation? Or are they just involved in vice because they have an "insider advantage" by already being criminals?
The policemen are doing nice work to stop against the gang.
This problem is never going to get better, unless there is a better alternative.
We could offer better foodstamps, and bigger HDTVs. Throw money like there is tomorrow. Make it rain!
Or we could have better employment opportunities. Jobs that don't make the worker look like a sucker for working for little more than foodstamps. Jobs that allow the workers to drive the nice cars, a decent crib, and money left over to buy bling. Jobs that make the parents look like heroes even though they can't make a jump shot.
The cheapest way is to teach the little delinquents not to victimize poor people, and instead to go for where the real money is. That would inspire action, I betcha.
Good investigative reporting of a troubling problem. Nice work here.
It is being shown in Vancouver regularly now! Fox gave the DD and The Kiggins permission to keep showing to movie, the 4th Saturday of every month to be exact at The Kiggins Theater.
And as far as The DD wanting to leave the theatre and strike out on their own goes, the theater has recently come into the hands of new owners who had a different idea of how things should be than we did so we made the decision to move on because of irreconcilable differences and in our opinion all the problems that we faced were totally worth it to be where we are now, The Kiggins Theatre is absolutely beautiful and completely supportive of us.
Also, I can understand how shadow casts are not for everyone, but also all shadow casts are very different and run things in different ways, it's all about finding a place and cast that you like, or even just finding a theater without a shadow cast if that's what you prefer.
It's great to hear different opinions from time to time!
Is it coming back to vancouver? I missed it :-( I really wanted to take my kids (not kids any more but they have never experienced it lol)
What I don't understand is why the "Delinquents" wanted or "needed" to strike out on their own? If Rocky Horror "screams what Portland is all about", why move your group from a celebrated, long-run at a cool mom-and-pop venue in the heart of inner SE Portland to Vancouver only to deal with so many problems as a result?
I haven't been to a Rocky Horror midnight movie in...maybe 8 years, and maybe twice in the 12 before that. But I was one of those weird high school kids whose teens were enhanced, if not socially blessed, by Rocky Horror midnight screenings. I wound up working for the theater that showed it in my town, and I lost track after 300 showings.
While Rocky Horror clearly was part of my life and my friends' lives, I never fully understood the shadow cast, those folks who recreate the movie as it plays behind them. Audience participation allowed both a sense of tradition and belonging (of a sort), while improvised interactions allowed for personal expression (of a sort). As both a regular and employee of a theater, the shadow cast always seemed more for the sake of the shadow cast, though I'll note that I can't speak for local regulars.
The craft beer bubble needs to fucking burst already so we can get to work on the cheap awesome cocktail bubble.
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